The project included work to resurface the entire length of Runway 15L/33R and to replace sections of Hotel taxiway, which supports the operation of our longest runway, 05/23. We were able to use the current downturn in air traffic to reduce the potential for disruptive aircraft patterns and deliver a more extensive construction program than we had originally planned.
This work was completed during a time of great upheaval in the aviation industry, requiring close collaboration within the airport community to get this work done safely and effectively. The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only challenge that faced in completing this project; the teams overseeing construction also had to contend with the arrival of the world’s largest aircraft and changes in our terminal infrastructure.
Here are some numbers to give you a sense of how big this project really was!
- 0 lost time injuries
- 200,000+ hours of work
- 22 work sites
- 1,580 new LED lights installed
- 28,000 m² of new concrete paving
- 76,000 tonnes of new asphalt (enough for a two lane 30km road!)
- 1 whole runway resurfaced
Runway 06R/24L will remain temporarily closed for the winter of 2020/2021. The re-opening date will be confirmed in 2021.
Any other current closures or restrictions are due to regular ongoing maintenance. Find out more about regular routine maintenance.